Officer Opens Fire on Moving Car

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM EDT
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Officer Opens Fire on Moving Car

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Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Regina McDonald says an officer likely violated policy by shooting at a moving vehicle whose driver didn't fire at police — but says the shooting may still have been justified.

The shooting stemmed from the arrest of 26-year-old D.L. Timothy Fullum about 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

That's when police say Fullum hit a pedestrian with his car, then two other people in a valet parking area.

Police initially reported that Fullum fired a gun as he drove away, but now believe witnesses heard Officer Brendan Nee shooting at the vehicle.

Police say a gun found in Fullum's car may have been brandished but not fired.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Fullum, who remained jailed Tuesday.

A wounded passenger remained in critical condition.

Nee is on leave during the internal investigation.

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